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Films & Architecture: "Old Boy"

00:00 - 17 April, 2013
Films & Architecture: "Old Boy"


Barry Bergdoll Breaks Silence About American Folk Art Museum

00:00 - 17 April, 2013
Barry Bergdoll Breaks Silence About American Folk Art Museum , © Flickr User CC Wallyg
© Flickr User CC Wallyg

Among the many ironies of the MoMA's decision to demolish Ted Williams and Billie Tsien's 12-year old building for the American Folk Art Museum, is the most obvious: as a cultural institution, the MoMA is meant to value and protect, not demolish,  architecture. 

Critics such as Justin Davidson and Martin Filler have pointed out that the irony is particularly acute considering the MoMA's "distinguished" and "revivified" department of architecture and design, curated by Barry Bergdoll. They note that Bergdoll, who they both praise highly as "visionary", has remained conspicuously silent on the decision. Davidson even claims that the MoMA can only appreciate such innovative "individuality [such as Bergdoll's] under glass."

However, a week after the decision first went public, Bergdoll has finally broken his silence to Architect's Newspaper. See what he has to say about the MoMA's decision, after the break...

Is an Olympic Bid Ever Worth It? What if You Lose?

00:00 - 17 April, 2013
Is an Olympic Bid Ever Worth It? What if You Lose? , Via the Atlantic Cities "The would-be BMX track in Douglas Park, from Chicago's Bid Book."
Via the Atlantic Cities "The would-be BMX track in Douglas Park, from Chicago's Bid Book."

In "How (Not) to Host the Olympics," I suggest that, when it comes to Olympic Planning, there is one Golden Rule: “The best thing to do if you’re bidding for the Olympics, Is to Not Get the Olympics.”

However, a recent article from The Atlantic Cities' Emily Badger takes that claim to question.

Badger follows up in Chicago, a city that bid - hard - for the 2016 Olympics (which will take place in Rio de Janeiro). As she puts it: "We often ask what Olympic cities really get in return for all the money, energy, and construction chaos invested in hosting the world's largest sporting event. But the story of cities that vie for but never win the Games raises a different question.

'What does putting together a bid that is unsuccessful leave you?'"

Brownie / Uchida Architect Design Office

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Brownie / Uchida Architect Design Office, © Hiroyuki Kawano
© Hiroyuki Kawano

© Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano +14

The Lushi Hill Club / Atelier Fronti

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
The Lushi Hill Club / Atelier Fronti, Courtesy of Atelier Fronti
Courtesy of Atelier Fronti

Courtesy of Atelier Fronti Courtesy of Atelier Fronti Courtesy of Atelier Fronti Courtesy of Atelier Fronti +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Area

    1600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2003

Kotor Architectural Prison Summer School

00:00 - 17 April, 2013
Kotor Architectural Prison Summer School, Courtesy of Kotor APSS
Courtesy of Kotor APSS

Established by DVARP, as part of Kotor ART festival, Kotor Architectural Prison Summer School will take place this year in an Old Austrian Prison in Kotor, Montenegro from July 4-14. Set to host great mentors and lecturers, there are two main parts of Kotor APSS: the summer school workshop with final work exhibition and student presentation, and the final conference ”APSS talk” and Panel discussion based on the workshop Topic and Conclusions, which is open to the wider public. More information and images of last year's event after the break.

Belgian Architecture Beyond Belgium

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Belgian Architecture Beyond Belgium

A+Editions provides the first overview of the export of Belgian architecture. Belgian Architecture Beyond Belgium is aimed at both amateurs and professionals of architecture and building. A critical synthesis of the history of Belgian architecture on the international stage since the 19th century and the opinions expressed during a round-table discussion by key figures currently involved in export provide elements of response to some important questions: What are the stakes, difficulties and specificities of Belgian architecture? Why, how and where has the know-how of Belgian architecture been disseminated? How do architects take into account local and cultural features in international projects?

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool / Group2 Architecture Interior Design

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool / Group2 Architecture Interior Design, © Jim Dobie
© Jim Dobie

© Jim Dobie © Jim Dobie © Jim Dobie © Jim Dobie +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Project Team

    Dave Cheetham (PIC), Troy Smith (Project Architect), Kim Berry, Chrisitie Moore, Steve van der Meer, Eugene Gyorfi
  • Area

    407.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Zhou Chunya Art Studio / TM Studio

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Courtesy of TM Studio
Courtesy of TM Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Project Architects

    Tong Ming, Huang Xiaoying
  • Client

    Zhou Chunya
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

Courtesy of TM Studio Courtesy of TM Studio Courtesy of TM Studio Courtesy of TM Studio +20

Manor House Stables / AR Design Studio

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Manor House Stables / AR Design Studio, © Martin Gardner
© Martin Gardner

© Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Headbourne Worthy, Winchester, United Kingdom
  • Architect in Charge

    Andy Ramus
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Crescent House / Andrew Burns Architect

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Crescent House / Andrew Burns Architect, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +19

OMA to Masterplan Southern Neighborhood of Bordeaux

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
OMA to Masterplan Southern Neighborhood of Bordeaux, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

In order to accommodate the expansion of the local tram system, La Fabrique Métropolitaine de la Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux has commissioned OMA to design a new major urban development in the southern district of Bordeaux, France. Over the next five years, the masterplan will regenerate the neighborhoods of Bègles and Villenave d'Ornon by forging new connections to Bordeaux's central station and unlocking the potential for both city development and public space. 

This project is part of the new identity for the "Porte Sud de Bordeaux" (Bordeaux south gate) and continues OMA's intensive recent engagement in Bordeaux, as the office has been working since 2010 on the masterplan for 50,000 new housing units in the city.

More on OMA’s Bordeaux masterplan after the break...

House 39 / Alex Plana

00:00 - 17 April, 2013
House 39 / Alex Plana, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Curicó, VII Región del Maule, Chile
  • Contractor

    José Luis Pavez
  • Structural Engineer

    Ariel Avendaño
  • Area

    255.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Manquehue Clinical Center of Clínica Alemana / Marcela Quilodran B + Gustavo Greene W

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Manquehue Clinical Center of Clínica Alemana / Marcela Quilodran B + Gustavo Greene W, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +22

  • Architects

    Marcela Quilodran B + Gustavo Greene W
  • Location

    Manquehue Norte 1499, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcela Quilodrán B, Gustavo Greene W
  • Design Team

    Carolina Figueroa O
  • Area

    35458.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Video: Architecture with capital letter A

00:00 - 17 April, 2013

From Frank Lloyd Wright to Oscar Niemeyer and the 2013 Pritzker Prize laureate Toyo Ito, this short film features a series of excerpts from interviews, speeches and documentaries of the most influential Architects from the past 70 years who have shaped the notion of Architecture. As described by the video’s producer, viaViLi, “this accumulation of scenes some how expresses the condition of Architecture today - its moments of Glory and Misery.”

Panorama House / Moon Hoon

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Panorama House / Moon Hoon, © Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

© Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chungbuk, Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Moon Hoon
  • Design Team

    Lee Ju Hee, Kim Dong Won, Park Sang Eun
  • Area

    57050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Cairnhill Road Conservation Terrace House / RichardHO Architects

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
© Vineyard Production
© Vineyard Production
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore, Singapore
  • Structural Engineer

    J S Tan & Associates
  • M&E Engineer

    Wistec Engineers & Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Faithful & Gould
  • Main Contractor

    THL Building Construction Pte Ltd
  • Interior Contractor

    West Point Interiors
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Vineyard Production © Vineyard Production © Vineyard Production © Vineyard Production +12

Museum of Moving Image Wins 2013 Red Dot Design Award

00:00 - 16 April, 2013
Museum of Moving Image Wins 2013 Red Dot Design Award, Courtesy of LEESER Architecture
Courtesy of LEESER Architecture

LEESER Architecture’s design for the Museum of Moving Image has recently been announced as the winner of the 2013 Red Dot Design Award in its highly competitive Architecture and Urban Design category.  Completed in 2011, the Museum of the Moving Image houses a comprehensive collection dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media.The existing structure is seamlessly integrated with the substantial new addition through a grand lobby which connects the two. More information on their award after the break.